Each of the Ohio Wesleyan Religious Life Awards honors an individual who exemplifies a faithful witness to the ethical, spiritual, and missional values of Ohio Wesleyan, as delineated in the University Charter of 1842 and the Statement of Aims, as demonstrated in leadership both on campus and in the community, including church, synagogue, mosque, or other faith community affiliation.
Please take a moment to nominate a student and/or faculty or staff member who has demonstrated involvement worthy of the award or awards listed below. Anyone on campus or on the Board of Trustees is invited to submit nominations. Nominations should be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday April 24, 2020 to be considered by the award selection committee. For questions, please contact Sharon Hayes at 740-368-3083 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
These institutional honors are presented each year at the Baccalaureate Service. The date of the 2020 Baccalaureate Service is TBD as the University updates the schedule for Commencement. If you are not able to join us in person, we invite you to attend Baccalaureate online via Stream OWU.
Senior Class Awards
Peace and Justice
The Chaplain James Leslie Award recognizes outstanding leadership in the promotion of peace and justice on the campus and in the community.
Interfaith and Intercultural
The Bliss and Mildred Wiant Award recognizes outstanding leadership in the promotion of interfaith and intercultural understanding on campus and in the community.
The Bishop F. Gerald Ensley Award recognizes outstanding leadership in Christian missional activity on the campus and in the community.
The President Arthur F. Flemming Award recognizes outstanding leadership in civic arts on the campus and in the community.
The Taban Blake Award recognizes outstanding servant leadership on the campus and in the community.
The Cheryl McGinniss Award recognizes outstanding leadership in the Catholic community.
The Rabbi Andi Berlin Award recognizes outstanding leadership in the Jewish community.
Faculty and Staff Awards
Faculty of the Year
The Bishop Francis Emner Kearns Award and the United Methodist Exemplary Teacher of the Year Award recognize outstanding faculty scholarship, service, and leadership, both within the classroom and in the community, which exemplifies the historic mission of Ohio Wesleyan to offer “a quality of scholarship, leadership, and service that enriches for Church and society.”
Employee of the Year
The Robert and Bette Meyer Award recognizes service and leadership that exemplifies the historic mission of Ohio Wesleyan to offer “a quality of scholarship, leadership, and service that enriches for Church and society.”
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